Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana's Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) initiative is a centerpiece of its charitable giving, and the 2020 grant application process is open from March 1 through May 31. Entering its seventh year, the HKHF initiative has already contributed more than $1 million to programs benefiting the state’s youth and families.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will again award four $50,000 grants — one in each of the following Montana regions: western, north central, south central, and eastern — to nonprofit organizations that offer sustainable, measurable programs to reach children and their families in one or more of these five focus areas:
- Physical activity
- Disease prevention and management
- Substance abuse prevention
- Mental health and suicide prevention
"Nothing is more important to the future of our state than our children, and we recognize the important role we can play by supporting the organizations engaged in efforts to make their futures better," said John Doran, vice president of external affairs at BCBSMT. "Through this program, and in concert with our other community giving campaigns and volunteer work, we can make a real difference in the health and well-being of Montana children."
In addition to aligning with one or more of the five areas of focus, the following criteria are required for all HKHF grant proposals:
- The organization must hold a 501(c)(3) tax status
- The grant must primarily target individuals in Montana
- The program must be measurable and demonstrate how the goals will be met as defined in the grant proposal
To learn more about the application progress, or to apply for a grant, visit us online.
For more information or for questions on applications, contact Randi Heigh at 406-437-5304 or via email.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSMT is the largest and longest-standing statewide, customer-owned health insurer and full-service health benefits administrator in Montana. BCBSMT believes that Montana consumers and employers deserve the best of both worlds — access to quality, cost-effective health care and superior customer service from a company that focuses solely on members. BCBSMT has provided high-quality health insurance plans and administrative services to Montanans for nearly 80 years. BCBSMT is committed to ensuring its members — no matter where they are on the health spectrum — achieve maximum health. BCBSMT’s mission is to stand with its members in sickness and in health. BCBSMT’s website is www.bcbsmt.com.